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Renowned fiction writer Khalida Hussain passes away

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LAHORE: Renowned Pakistani fiction and short story writer Khalida Hussain passed away early Friday morning, due to complications resulting from a long illness. Her funeral was expected to be held during Zuhr prayers the same day. She was based in Islamabad at the time of her passing. Other prominent personalities of Pakistani have been paying tribute […]


PPF condemns raid on daily Trust newspaper offices and arrest of its journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the raid on Abuja and Maiduguri offices of Daily Trust and arrest of its regional editor on January 6, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has termed the raid on newspaper offices and arrest […]


Senate body asks govt to issue ads to media

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ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting recommended giving advertisements to media and sought Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for briefing on the draft advertisement policy of the government. The committee asked Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to get the approval of the committee and include its input in […]


Wage Board for newspaper employees holds first meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The first meeting of the Eighth Wage Board for newspaper employees was held here on Friday under the chairmanship of retired Justice Hasnat Ahmad Khan. The meeting noted that nothing had been done to solve newspaper employees’ financial problems since the last award was announced way back in 2001. Justice Hasnat said the board […]


Malala to launch her new book on refugees on Jan 8

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Malala Yousufzai is set to launch her third book following the release of her memoirs “I Am Malala” and a children’s book “Malala’s Magic Pencil”. The education activist’s latest book, “We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World”, is set to release on January 8. The book will be published […]


APNS criticises minister’s statement

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KARACHI: The APNS has slammed the uncalled-for and misleading observation of the Federal Information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain stating that the future of print media is bleak in Pakistan. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, reacting to a media talk of the federal information minister, stated that the print media in […]


Book on poetry, prose of Shaikh Ayaz launched

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MITHI: Shaikh Ayaz was a true lover of the culture, customs, traditions and landscapes of Thar. His verses and prose on the desert region is a glaring example of his love for and deep attachment to Thar. This was stated by Prof Mohammad Hingorjo at the launch of Jaag ja bhaag ahyoon preen (we are […]

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Sunday book bazaar at Frere Hall revived

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KARACHI: A large number of families were enjoying the cool Sunday afternoon, browsing through the books at the bookstalls set up at the Frere Hall, or Bagh-i-Jinnah, where the weekly book bazaar was relaunched. Some people had arrived there in limousines, some in other automobiles and many on their two-wheelers. Earlier, commissioner of Karachi Iftikhar […]

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2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistan

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“Sneaky”, “sinister” and “Orwellian” are just some of the words Pakistani journalists and human rights defenders used to describe the censorship and growing clampdown on dissent, mainstream and social media in their country over the past year. Although previous Pakistani governments also put pressure on civil society and the media, this year, many Pakistanis working in these […]

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PCP unanimously rejects proposed PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has unanimously rejected the proposed creation of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) and urged the government to ensure the Freedom of Press, if it intends to streamline the various institutions then it should table a Bill in the Parliament, says press release. The Press Council of Pakistan’s General Council, […]

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Pakistan’s private TV news revolution under General Musharraf

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When Pakistan’s last military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, assumed power on October 12, 1999, he was hailed—both by the local and international media—as a liberal hero. He imposed no restrictions on the media, and within three years of coming to power, he allowed private news channels to become operational in the country. Pakistani media was […]

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Until next year: KIBF concludes much to the dismay of book lovers

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KARACHI: The five-day Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) 2018, organised by Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers’ Association (PPBA), successfully concluded at the Expo Centre on Tuesday. A record number of 0.6 million people attended the event this year. KIBF 2019 is expected to be held from December 5, 2019 till December 9, 2019. On the fifth day, […]

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Tragic demise of a newspaper

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This is to mourn sudden and unceremonious demise of the only surviving English eveninger “Daily News” published from Karachi under auspices of the leading Jang Group of Newspapers. Other two English eveningers “The Star” of Dawn Group and “Leader” had ceased publication in 2007 and “Leader” was bought by a commercial party which was reportedly […]

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Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

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Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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